Commonwealth Equity Services Inc decreased its position in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) by 1.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,009,585 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock after selling 34,406 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc owned approximately 0.05% of Ford Motor worth $24,054,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 75.9% during the third quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 815,706 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $9,764,000 after acquiring an additional 351,949 shares in the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP increased its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 64.7% during the third quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 833,213 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $9,973,000 after acquiring an additional 327,176 shares in the last quarter. Strategic Wealth Advisors Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Ford Motor during the third quarter valued at $225,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 1.3% during the third quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 1,223,882 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $14,650,000 after acquiring an additional 15,444 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 8.9% during the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 2,625,081 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock valued at $31,420,000 after acquiring an additional 213,604 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 54.31% of the company’s stock.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE F) traded up $0.04 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $12.04. The stock had a trading volume of 13,137,396 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,809,051. Ford Motor Company has a 12-month low of $10.47 and a 12-month high of $13.27. The company has a current ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94. The stock has a market cap of $47,710.00, a PE ratio of 7.15, a P/E/G ratio of 0.62 and a beta of 1.25.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Monday, October 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 20th. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 54.55%.
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Several research firms recently commented on F. Vetr upgraded Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.65 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Standpoint Research upgraded Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine downgraded Ford Motor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ford Motor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Ford Motor from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.63.
In related news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 25,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.50, for a total transaction of $287,500.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 76,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $878,117. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Joseph R. Hinrichs sold 40,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.34, for a total value of $453,600.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 532,435 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,037,812.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 137,076 shares of company stock worth $1,599,180 in the last three months. 1.08% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Ford Motor Profile
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company. The Company’s business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations.
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